Real-time Kentucky updates: Gov. Beshear confirms more than 3,000 COVID-19 cases

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — This blog will be updated daily with the latest information on COVID-19 in Kentucky. You can also see the newest stories in our Coronavirus section.

Monday, April 20

5:30 p.m. 

Governor Andy Beshear has confirmed 102 new cases of coronavirus in Kentucky. The total number of cases now stand at 3,050. Beshear also confirmed 6 new deaths which total 154 statewide.

So far, 32,830 Kentuckians have been tested for the virus. 

The Governor said with about 76% of the known cases accounted for, 76.93% of Kentuckians who tested positive were Caucasian, 13.67% were African-American, 5.28% were multiracial, 4.07% were Asian and 0.05% were Native American or Alaskan Native.

The Governor also said with about 71% of the known cases accounted for, 92.49% of people who tested positive were non-Hispanic and 7.51% were Hispanic.

On fatalities attributed to the coronavirus, with about 80% of the known cases accounted for, Kentucky deaths are about 75.61% Caucasian, 21.96% African-American, 1.63% Asian and 0.81% were multiracial.

On fatalities attributed to the coronavirus, with about 76% of the known cases accounted for, Kentucky deaths are about 99.17% non-Hispanic and 0.83% Hispanic.

5:20 p.m. 


Lt. Governor Jaqueline Coleman says the state has processed double the claims since March 8 as they did in all of 2019. She says they are receiving an average of 13,000 new claims filed and 25,000 phone calls daily.

She urged those that if they have applied, don’t reapply or open another claim.

Coleman says the only ones who should be reapplying are those whose benefits have expired.

Call wait times went from 2 hours to 6 minutes. They now have an automated system that will call and update those who will receive benefits on when they will get their payments.

12:30 p.m.

Kentucky Kingdom announced plans to reopen in June. According to the amusement park, the exact date will be determined by the ongoing COVID-19 situation. 

12:17 p.m.

Louisville Slugger and furloughed most of their staff amid the coronavirus crisis. The furloughed employees will still receive benefits.

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11:45 a.m.

UPS announced donations to local nonprofits totaling nearly $300,000. The donations are intended to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regional grants were awarded to the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund, Volunteers of America, WaterStep and other local non-profits.


Gov. Andy Beshear will discuss plans for the rest of the academic year with superintendents today. 

Find previous Kentucky updates here.

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